Email bookmark
Font : A-A+

Drug information on Noctaderm (Doxepin) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Consumer Healthcare)


Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Consumer Healthcare)
Generic : Doxepin
Update the Drug Info

Drug Name : Doxepin

Doxepin(Adapin) generic Noctaderm is an antidepressant, prescribed for depression. It blocks the activity of acetylcholine and histamine and affects the action of serotonin and norepinephrine.
More Info about Doxepin

Other Trade Names for Doxepin

India : 

International : 

Adapin, Silenor
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

Medindia currently has information on 3080 generic drugs and 109,870 brands that have their prices listed. New drugs with their prices are listed as and when they get approved by the drug controller. Please do write to us ( if a drug is missing from our comprehensive drug price list.

Medical Condition(s) for which Noctaderm may be prescribed

Side effects of Noctaderm

   Anticholinergic Effects : Dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation and urinary retention.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, numbness, tingling, incoordination, seizures, tardive dyskinesia and tremor.

   Heart : Low/high blood pressure and fast heart rate.

   Allergic : Skin rash, swelling in the face, lips, eyes, mouth, light sensitivity and itching.

   Blood : Eosinophilia, bone marrow depression and bruising.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, taste disturbances, diarrhea and loss of appetite.

   Genitourinary : Raised or lowered sexual drive, testicular swelling, breast enlargement in males, spontaneous milk secretion in females and raising or lowering of blood sugar levels.

   Miscellaneous : Dizziness, ringing in the ear, weight gain, increased sweating, chills, fatigue, weakness, flushing, jaundice, hair loss, headache and fever.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Initial: 75 mg/day, up to 300 mg/day in severely depressed patients. Total daily dose is more than 100 mg should be given in divided doses.

How to use Noctaderm?

It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Noctaderm not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, urinary retention and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Noctaderm

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of enlarged prostate, diabetes, seizures, an overactive thyroid gland, liver, kidney or heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for Noctaderm

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Noctaderm

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

Disclaimer : updates the prices regularly, however despite that there may be discrepancies in the prices displayed. This can be due to many reasons including -
  • Difference in GST/local taxes
  • Change in price by the company
  • Updation of information may not have happened at the right time
For the above reasons Medindia cannot be held liable for any action taken based on the information provided by its website. The purpose of this website is to only provide the initial guidance and it does not intend to replace professional medical opinion in any manner whatsoever.

Add Drugs
Buy Medicines (Drug) at Concessional Price from India
Substitutes for Noctaderm

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)